During the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren unveiled the quickest and most powerful track-focused, yet road legal vehicle in the history of its Sports Series – the new 600LT.
The McLaren 600LT is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that outputs 600PS and 620Nm, capable of accelerating the vehicle from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds. The racecar-inspired carbon fibre bodywork and fixed rear wing produce 100kg of additional downforce while the lower, stiffer suspension and increased front track create an aggressive stance and enhance dynamic ability.
Extreme weight-saving measures are at play, with a reduction of 96kg against the weight of a 570S Coupé. 600LT also features quicker steering, significantly firmer engine mounts, track-focused Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres and the lightweight suspension and braking systems are borrowed from the McLaren 720S. Some creative engineering led to unique top-exit exhausts that provide an incredible soundtrack.
The track-focused interior features the same carbon fibre Racing Seats as the McLaren P1. 600LT can be made lighter still with optional Super-Lightweight Carbon Fibre Racing Seats first developed for the McLaren Senna. The bespoke service McLaren Special Operations also offers a carbon fibre roof and front fender louvres.
The arrival of the new 600LT, which is built to excel on roads and race circuits alike, marks the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ (LT) story and sets a new benchmark for super-sportscar performance. McLaren’s 600LT goes on sale in Europe later this year with pricing and the details of an Australian release TBA. Stay tuned.